Changing your everyday life

Superlearning is a life-changing skill. Once you manage to learn skills FASTER, the next logical step is applying the same abilities in your everyday life.

Therefore immediately after managing superlearning our students find themselves doing all sorts of fun:

  1. Speeding up. There are things that can be easily sped up: you can fast-forward video or audio, speed-read and speed-write, speed-date and speed-walk. Some students are even talking faster…
  2. Multitasking. Basically there are things that cannot be sped up. And you can do several of them at once. Yes, you will kind of suck in all of the tasks you multitask, but with superlearning abilities regular people will not notice a difference. So I find myself enjoying  some comedy shows in front of TV with an ipad in my hand and discussing with my kids some stuff from classical history all at the same time… If the action does not get intense, this is fun.
  3. Generating learning experiences. Driving is hard for me. When I drive I do not have enough capacity to speed up or multitask. I do report stuff on Waze and listen to radio, but I also try to memorize some details of the road (this is trivial for some, but very hard for me).  For example one of the tips Anna gives to young superlerners: try to memorize the numbers of cars around you to boost your memory skills.
  4. Improving quality. Some times we would like to be perfectionists and do things right, but there is just not enough time to do it. With superlearning skills, suddenly there is just enough time. In fact you can set your plank higher than you ever suspected that you can go. You can do every single day something that used to frighten you and learn from the experience. You do have time to double-check your moves if you want. You have time to watch TED and learn a proper way to tie your shoes or a tie tie [I watched 3 times 3 different methods for each and still do not get it].
  5. Improving variety. I will become 40 years old pretty soon. Every 10 years I make a bucket list, so I started to organize a bucket list for the age of 40. Unfortunately I could not find enough cool new life-changing things for the list that I could afford (I am very limited by lack of free time I experience). Finally I settled up on 40×40 paradigm: find 40 different way to do something you like and monitor the progress. I did not start 40×40-ing yet, and I am not sure to which extent I want to share the experiences on my blog.  However I am pretty sure that the ability to do something in 40 different ways is cool in itself.

We are constantly evolving. Superlearning may well be too limiting a word to define your personal path. Please feel free to write feedback regarding your own experiences and the way they are changing to [email protected]


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3 Replies to “Changing your everyday life”

    1. There is a strong controversy around multitasking. It is clear that if the multitasking is done the wrong way, it hurts your ability to focus and reduces your effective attention span. However, it is generally accepted that one cannot function well in today’s environment without some multitasking. So there is a high incentive to train good focus switching required for proper multitasking – CONTROLLED focus switching between objects of interest, with ability to put aside the distractions. In Eyal Ophir setup, the ability to ignore the blue distractors is equivalent to the skillset we train in this exercise. In speedreading we learn to ignore the audio stimuli. Also compare with students’ report, e.g.

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